Please join the Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association as we remember all who are interred within the sacred grounds. We will pay special tribute to Veterans of every war from the War of 1812 to World War II. Speaking about the history will be Master of Ceremonies, The Honorable Quentin McGown, and guest pastor, Tom Plumbley, Senior Pastor of the *First Christian Church who will also lead us in prayers of remembrance and celebration of the lives of those interred.

The 2nd U S Dragoons, Co. F led by Sergeant Major Tim Dersham (representing Major Ripley Arnold) will provide the color guard and Sheila Randolph will sing The Star Spangled Banner and Amazing Grace.

Remembrance Day

Pioneers Rest Cemetery

Friday, Nov 11, 2022, at 2 pm

620 Samuels Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Our special thanks to Taylor Rentals for providing the tent and chairs.

Hardbound copies of the book written about the cemetery will be for sale by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society for $5 each.

* The histories of Fort Worth’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Pioneers Rest Cemetery are interwoven. The historic church was founded in 1855 in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Peak (Florence), which was an abandoned army building from the original fort. Dr. and Mrs. Peak are buried in Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

Between 1869 and 1873, the Reverend Joseph A. Clark, and sons Addison and Randolph Clark founded an early male and female seminary in downtown Fort Worth. Addison had a son born in 1869, whom he named AddRan for himself and his brother. Little AddRan died in 1872 and is buried in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. In 1873, the Clarks founded Add-Ran College in Thorp Spring, Texas which later became Texas Christian University.

The First Christian Church, now located at 612 Throckmorton Street, is the oldest continuously operating church established in Fort Worth.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to defray event and cemetery expenses? Mail your check to Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 100294, Fort Worth, Texas 76185 or contribute by Zelle to 817-332-8515.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church, 612 Throckmorton Street at 2pm on Friday, November 11. Enter the sanctuary on Throckmorton (4 steps) or Taylor St. ( no steps).

Questions: 817-332-8515 or

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to defray event and cemetery expenses? Mail your check to P.O. Box 100294, Fort Worth, TX 76185 or by Zelle to 817-332-8515.

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